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Post by Ben Reilly on Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:01 am

* Mushrooms are the teeth of the earth. When you pull one out, another sprouts up in its place.

* The Big Mac was so named because there was this guy. His name was Mac, and he loved burgers. He ate so many of them that he eventually would tip the scales at 400 pounds. Thus earning the moniker "Big."

* Ever wonder why a cigarette of marijuana is called a "joint"? Well! It's because the first marijuana cigarettes, smoked by the native Peruvians, were made from knee caps. Fun fact -- people smoked them from their own skinned knee caps!

* Like, they were still alive!

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Post by eddie on Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:05 am

A captain of a ship is so called because back in the days of "ship shape and proper" the people of the village would choose the person who could "tain" the boats.
"Tain" is actually an olden day word for "tend".
So the chosen person would tend, or 'tain' to the little jobs. He would be given a cap to wear so people would know he was taining to matters boat-wise.

Hence the word "Captain" was coined.



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Post by Original Quill on Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:27 am

The English are most direct.  The Chancellor of the Exchequer was so called because he marked 'X's in the grid on the table top, that tallied who paid taxes.

A checker board, and the game of checkers, are named for the same reason.

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Post by Original Quill on Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:33 am

Any place with the suffix of "sea" in its name, was a landing place for Saxon boats. Hence, Chelsea and Battersea.

In later usage, it was an island (of course, because boats landed on islands). Both Chelsea and Battersea were originally islands on the Themes. Chelsea was another name for Chalk Island.

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Post by Original Quill on Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:39 am

London originally had two Priests. An East minister and a minister who lived on Thorny Island, the surrounding sloughs of which have since filled in.

He was called the West Minister, which became the capital city of the UK.

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Post by Ben Reilly on Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:08 am

You know the phrase "close but no cigar?" Not as old as you might think.

Bill Clinton was adept at getting Monica Lewinsky off with a cigar. She was quite satisfied.

But when he tried using his own equipment, she didn't care for it as much. She told him:

"Close, but no cigar!"

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Post by eddie on Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:11 am

Water was so-called because it was invented by Walter Thirsty Wet. However, he decided to drop the 'l' from the word due to his fear of the letter.

When he died, some say he went to L.


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Post by Ben Reilly on Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:23 am

You know why a dessert is called as thus? Well, it's actually one of the few traditions we get from the poor.

Poor Jewish kids never got anything sweet after dinner, so they'd say, with the sarcasm of their people, "Oh wow, thanks for desert!" Even though they'd gotten nothing.

Eventually, their usage of "desert" became "dessert," signifying a place where there were no living things.

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Post by Cass on Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:27 pm

You kids been on the happy juice again?

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Post by eddie on Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:46 pm

The term "play it by ear" is used in today's conversation to mean "Gosh. Let's see how that goes".

The original meaning of this phrase however, involves a a lucky young fellow named Bob and the famous Van Gogh painter man. Not many know this, but Bob lived next door to the famous painter and was the first to arrive on the scene when Mr Gogh shouted:

"I've cut off me ear, I have!"

Bob was a kind fellow and saw to the bleeding painter man but he pocketed the bloody ear. He hid it in his fridge freezer - he was one of the first to own one back in those days - and when the ear became hard enough, Bob used it as a 'pick' for his guitar. Hence, he would 'play it by ear'.
People flocked from yards around to hear the ear-guitar playing *(and possibly this is how the phrase "air guitar" may have evolved.)
Bob died one day and his cleaner threw the ear away after having a big old spring-clean.


*there are no reputable sources for that piece of filth.

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Post by Ben Reilly on Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:32 pm

In the town of Bath lived the famous novelist Charles Dickens, who could be the best of writers, but also the worst of writers.

Particularly poorly received was his novel "Bleak House." It did not sell well, it was skewered by reviewers. Dickens did not react to this with much maturity.

He threw tantrums, he wrote angry letters to newspapers, and he went along in a snit all day, earning himself the nickname "The Baby."

Finally his neighbors had enough of his petulant behavior. They tied him up with ropes, put him in a rowboat and set him to drift away down the River Avon, which flows by the town of Bath.

Which is where today we get the phrase, "Throwing out The Baby with the Bath water."

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Post by Original Quill on Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:12 pm

Ben Reilly wrote:You know why a dessert is called as thus? Well, it's actually one of the few traditions we get from the poor.

Poor Jewish kids never got anything sweet after dinner, so they'd say, with the sarcasm of their people, "Oh wow, thanks for desert!" Even though they'd gotten nothing.

Eventually, their usage of "desert" became "dessert," signifying a place where there were no living things.

Now it's a popular term for tax cuts for the wealthy. Even got a special name...just desserts.

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Post by Original Quill on Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:33 pm

A very wealthy tribal chief in deepest Africa, lived in a village of thatched huts.  He was very ostentatious, and one day a throne salesman came into the village, selling thrones to kings,

The king had to have a great throne.  He looked through the catalog.  Finally he selected one, crafted in heavy teak, with inlaid ivory and gold decorations.  The salesman, with an officious smirk, took the order and sent it in.

When the throne arrived, the king had it moved into his thatched hut.  That night, when everyone was sleeping, the immensely heavy throne crashed through the floor of the thatched hut, pulling down the hut and rolling into several huts nearby, pulling them down as well.

The moral of the story: People who live in grass houses, shouldn't stow thrones.

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Post by eddie on Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:24 pm

Ben Reilly wrote:In the town of Bath lived the famous novelist Charles Dickens, who could be the best of writers, but also the worst of writers.

Particularly poorly received was his novel "Bleak House." It did not sell well, it was skewered by reviewers. Dickens did not react to this with much maturity.

He threw tantrums, he wrote angry letters to newspapers, and he went along in a snit all day, earning himself the nickname "The Baby."

Finally his neighbors had enough of his petulant behavior. They tied him up with ropes, put him in a rowboat and set him to drift away down the River Avon, which flows by the town of Bath.

Which is where today we get the phrase, "Throwing out The Baby with the Bath water."

That's just some drunken fuckeries right there.

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